60 days in Auckland Region & Northland Region Itinerary

60 days in Auckland Region & Northland Region Itinerary

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Auckland
— 31 nights
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Whangarei
— 8 nights
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Russell
— 7 nights
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Kerikeri
— 8 nights
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Kaitaia
— 4 nights
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Opononi
— 1 night

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Auckland

Auckland ©

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Kids will enjoy SkyTower and Tawharanui Regional Park. Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Hauraki Gulf. Explore Auckland's surroundings by going to Warkworth (Pohuehue Waterfalls, Parry Kauri Park, &more), Matakana (Matakana Beach Outfitters, Matakana Village, &more) and Leigh (Scuba & Snorkeling & Goat Island Marine Discovery Centre). Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Rainbow's End Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Orewa Beach, admire the sheer force of Kitekite Falls, steep yourself in history at Howick Historical Village, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bethells Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Auckland online holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Auckland. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Whangarei.

Things to do in Auckland

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tawharanui Regional Park ©
Tawharanui Regional Park
Orewa Beach ©
Orewa Beach
Browns Bay Beach ©
Browns Bay Beach

8
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Whangarei

Whangarei ©
Whangarei is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. Step off the beaten path and head to Mount Manaia Track and Ruakaka Beach. Bring the kids along to Ocean Beach and Kai Iwi Sand Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Whangarei side-trips: Dargaville (Trounson Kauri Park & Dargaville Museum), Waipu (Waipu Cave & Waipu Museum) and Matapouri Bay (in Tutukaka). And it doesn't end there: visit Town Basin, get engrossed in the history at Kiwi North - Kiwi House, Museum & Heritage Park, examine the collection at Claphams Clocks - The National Clock Museum, and stroll through Bream Head Coast Walks.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Whangarei road trip planner.

You can drive from Auckland to Whangarei in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Russell.

Things to do in Whangarei

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mount Manaia Track ©
Mount Manaia Track
Ocean Beach ©
Ocean Beach
Ruakaka Beach ©
Ruakaka Beach

7
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Russell

Russell ©
Russell, formerly known as Kororāreka, was the first permanent European settlement and sea port in New Zealand. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Oneroa Bay and Pompallier Mission and Printery. Kids will appreciate attractions like Urupukapuka Island and Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Ruapekapeka Pa Track (in Kawakawa) and Paihia (St Paul's Anglican Church, The Cabbage Tree Shop, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Russell Museum, and hike along Tapeka Point Track.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Russell trip website.

Drive from Whangarei to Russell in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kerikeri.

Things to do in Russell

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Oneroa Bay ©
Oneroa Bay
Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve ©
Flagstaff Hill Historic Reserve
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

8
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Kerikeri

Kerikeri ©
Kerikeri, the largest town in Northland New Zealand, is a popular tourist destination about three hours drive north of Auckland, and 80 km north of the northern region's largest city, Whangarei. Attractions like Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Action World make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Parrot Place and Wairere Boulders. Explore Kerikeri's surroundings by going to Kawiti Caves (in Kawakawa), Whangaroa Harbour (in Whangaroa) and The Northland Firehouse Museum Trust (in Kaikohe). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Paihia Harbour, delve into the lush surroundings at Manginangina Kauri Walk, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Kerikeri road trip app.

Traveling by car from Russell to Kerikeri takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kaitaia.

Things to do in Kerikeri

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Waitangi Treaty Grounds ©
Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Parasailing & Paragliding
Paihia Harbour ©
Paihia Harbour

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Kaitaia

Kaitaia ©
Kaitaia is a town in the Far North District of New Zealand, at the base of the Aupouri Peninsula, about 160 km northwest of Whangarei. Bring the kids along to Ninety Mile Beach and Butler Point Whaling Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Taupo Bay Beach and Gumdiggers Park. Get out of town with these interesting Kaitaia side-trips: Te Paki Sand Dunes (in Pukenui) and Cape Reinga Lighthouse (in Cape Reinga). The adventure continues: stroll through Rarawa Beach, hike along Lake Ngatu Track, and enjoy the sand and surf at Taipa Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kaitaia day trip app.

Getting from Kerikeri to Kaitaia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Opononi.

Things to do in Kaitaia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Ninety Mile Beach ©
Ninety Mile Beach
Butler Point Whaling Museum ©
Butler Point Whaling Museum
Lake Ngatu Track ©
Lake Ngatu Track

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Opononi

Opononi ©
Opononi and Omapere are dual settlements on the south shore of the Hokianga harbour in Northland Region, New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Yakas Walk, trek along Four Sisters Walk, hike along Tane Mahuta Walk, then delve into the lush surroundings at Waipoua Forest, then hike along Signal Station Track, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Koutu Boulders.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Opononi trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kaitaia to Opononi takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Opononi

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Tane Mahuta Walk ©
Tane Mahuta Walk
Waipoua Forest ©
Waipoua Forest

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